This week's photo post

February 18th, 2008 by

Boise Cascade Wallula Mill at dusk, originally uploaded by Scott Butner.

As long as my friends at GLRPPR have let me loose around here, I might as well have some fun….

Long before I became an engineer, I worked as a photographer. Recently, with the advent of digital, I have rediscovered photography. I do most of my shooting within 50 miles of Richland, WA.

Just because I like to think and communicate in pictures, I will try to post a weekly photo here, wherever possible one with an environmental theme to it. We’ll see how long this lasts.

This week’s photo is of the Boise Cascade Wallula mill, situated at the confluence of the Columbia and Walla Walla rivers in southeastern WA state. The mill produces a variety of paper products including office paper and label release paper.

I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Ray Lam, who is environmental manager for the facility. Ray is a human dynamo, and has been bringing a great deal of energy to an industrial byproduct synergy effort here in the eastern half of the state.


3 Responses to “This week's photo post”

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  2. tvinson Says:

    Beautiful. I thought it was real color at first.

  3. Scott Butner Says:

    actually, Thomas, it’s not THAT far off — this shot was taken moments earlier and is a pretty accurate representation of the light that evening:

    the wispy effect comes from using a long (5 second) exposure.


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